Hear samples of the music from the artists who will present a free night of worship and concert at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Seating is limited.  No ticket necessary.  First-come-first-served- seating basis.

Direct download: Raise_The_Praise_April_2014.mp3
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Is the devil in rock music?  The band Next2Nothing talks about this subject along with other stories they have gathered along the way of their journey in recording.  This is one of Frances' favorite bands!


Direct download: InsideThings_Ep29_14_01_26.mp3
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You will hear 5 things that I've learned from "The Elephant Diet".  These are things you'll want to know when you are setting out to accomplish your own goals in life no matter how big or small.

Also, in this episode I share with you upcoming events you won't want to miss and a sneak peek into the next episode!

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep27_13_12_26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

Hear two more tracks from the new CD "Portraits Of White".  A special Thanksgiving epsiode.  Short and sweet.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep27_13_11_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

Listen in as Frances tells you the stories behind the completion of this new Christmas/Winter project "Portraits of White".  You'll hear samples of some of the music and hear the journey of how it all came to be.  

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep26_13_11_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

Listen in on an interview with a very special friend of Frances Drost.  Leslie McKee is a guest artist on this episode and you'll get to hear a song from her that was written by Phil Naish and Lowell Alexander.  Leslie's new song "What Love Looks Like" is featured on the new project "We Are Creative Soul" (Creative Soul Records) with 15 other artists, including "Nobody Sees" - the song featured on episode # 24 with an interivew of Grammy award-winner Phil Naish.

Between the music and the stories, you'll hear some giggles as they reveal some of the quirks of doing music.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep25_13_10_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

In this very special episode, Frances speaks with Grammy award-winning producer, Phil Naish.  Phil has produced 7 albums for Steven Curtis Chapman and has also produced Michael Card projects along with other well-known artists.  

Phil recently produced Frances' new single "Nobody Sees" and you'll get to hear the first version of this song and then you will hear the magic that Phil created from her home-made demo.  

Phil has also been working on the vocals with Frances for her upcoming Christmas CD project and after days in the studio, they sat back and took some relaxing time to talk about what it's like to do music full time.  You'll even catch some advice if you are interested in doing music full time or know someone who is.


Direct download: InsideThings_Ep24_13_09_03.mp3
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Frances shares an interesting outcome from her interview with Chris Fabry on the Moody Radio Broadcast back in 2009 (episode # 22). Hear a few songs for some very special children and learn how you can order a special song for someone you love.



Direct download: InsideThings_Ep23_13_08_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Hear an interview with Moody Radio Host Chris Fabry from 2009.  Get a glimpse into writing songs for children - something I have really enjoyed doing as an artist and how it inspired me to keep going.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep22_13_07_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

# 21 Gratefulness!

Have you ever considered keeping a gratitude journal? In this episode, I share excerpts from my gratitude journal.  It's helping to change the way I think!  

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep21_13_04_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

Hear various scenarios from the scripture that can keep you from pursuing the fullfilment of your seed.  I include stories from my own journey too.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep20_13_03_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Each of us is given a seed of some kind to nurture and watch come to fruition.  This episode continues part 2 of 3 parts from a message I gave at a church in Lancaster, PA in 2012.  I give 3 examples of people who had a 'seed' or 'word' from God in the Bible and what happened in their life in relation to the seed.  I also share the story of the first time I realized that I really had a seed inside of me.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep19_13_01_24.mp3
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I believe we are all born with a seed inside of us.  It might be a seed of music or teaching, etc.  As we discover our seed, we will encounter challenging soils and elements that will threaten to steal the seed.  This message encourages us to HANG on to the seed!  Fruit will come if we stick with it!

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep18_12_10_01.mp3
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This is the second part of the interivew with Helen Baratta as she shares the tools she was able to gather to help her not only lose weight but keep it off and change in other areas of her life.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep17_12_06_22.mp3
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This is a story of not just weight loss in a body, but life change on many levels!  I met Helen Baratta at a Health and Wellness Week at Sandy Cove Ministries and was so genuinely encouraged by her story, that I interviewed her on site at Sandy Cove and captured her story so you too could hear what FirstPlace4Health is doing in her life.   This is Part 1 of a 2 part series.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep16_12_05_31.mp3
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Story behind the new single "It's All About The Ride" - yes - I bought a motorcycle!

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep015_12_04_03.mp3
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# 14 How It All Began (cont.)

This episode continues my journey of starting to write music, sharing it with others and then finally coming upon a recording opportunity for a whole CD project.  The story behind "Under The Big Blue Sky".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep014_11_06_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Visit to a Christmas shop provides an interesting perspective on the upcoming Christmas season.  

Enjoy Frances' own piano arrangement of "Silent Night".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep013_10_12_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21am EDT

Hear how a harp, a willow, a van and a bird make up part of the next leg of my musical journey on this episode.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep012_10_11_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

# 11 How I got started in all this

Continuing the theme of 'small beginnings', you will hear how Frances got started in the journey of music and also hear one of the very first songs she wrote along with the story behind it.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep011_10_10_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

# 10 Don't despise small beginnings

An encouraging word to hang in there even when things seem small and insignificant!  

Hear how over the years small steps have taken this songwriter and another musician on to larger territory.  

Concludes with the song "In the Hand of The Lord".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep010_10_09_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

# 9 Radio Interview with WTGN, Lima, OH

On this episode Music Director, Bob Hartman of WTGN, Lima OH interviews me with some probing questions.

Hear what it's like to write songs for children for the Songs of Love Organization as well as other things this music director was curious about when it comes to the life of a singer/songwriter.



Direct download: InsideThings_Ep009_10_08_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

# 8 Living room music

Ever thought about hosting a concert in your home? Get ideas from this episode.

Frances talks with the hostess from a recent house concert.  "Concerts in your home" is a movement across the U.S. that is really growing.

If you enjoy music, would love to hear untold stories behind the songs in an informal atmosphere, consider this idea for your home.  Listen to Anita's thoughts about creating a guest list, preparing her home and what it was like to see Frances perform right in her own living room.

http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/ - a website that will tell you all you need to know about hosting a house concert.

Hear an e-mail Frances received from a reader of her 'blog' and read the story of the man who took great steps to see a dream of his come true here: http://blackchristiannews.com/news/2010/03/getting-the-word-out-stars-align-for-massive-audio-bible-cd-set.html


Direct download: InsideThings_Ep008_10_07_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

# 7  Part 2 of 2 Bonnie Keen & Nan Gurley

Women Who Dare To Believe Musical (2nd part interview) w/ Bonnie Keen & Nan Gurley.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep007_10_06_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

# 6 (Part 1 of 2) Bonnie Keen & Nan Gurley

Interview w/ Bonnie Keen (First Call) & Nan Gurley - composers of "Women Who Dare To Believe".

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep006_10_05_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT

# 5 Special guest Mark Cable

Interview with Mark Cable - Singer/Songwriter & father of six!

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep005_10_04_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

From losing my brakes, to hitting a house, to seeing the site where my brother died - this podcast tells the inside story of what it's like to be on the road sharing music.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep004_10_03_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

# 3 Our Love Story

Falling in love with each other, literally.  Hear the love story of Tom and Frances Drost and how they have managed to stay in love for 20 years.

Direct download: InsideThings_Ep003_10_02_01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

# 2a Story behind the theme song

Story behind the title "Inside Things".

Hear how the CD project "Inside Things" got it's title and the story behind the song that is the theme song of this new podcast.




Direct download: InsideThings_Ep002a_10.01.01.mp3
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# 1a How To Dress In Times of Stress

Inside look at a songwriter's life.  1st episode of the new podcast called "Inside Things".

In this podcast I introduce myself as a singer/songwriter from Newville, PA, podcasting from my Musical Creations Studio. I'll discuss new music, new projects and tidbits from my experiences as a full time musician.

I introduce the theme of the podcast as one that takes a look at our 'inside things' that might keep us from living life to the fullest by sharing some of my own honest 'inside things' from time to time.

News: Heading to Canada for events, then to MD, and off to Lancaster last of all to end out the year of 2009.

New project: A new project coming soon! An instrumental CD featuring piano along with some other instruments. Order music on-line at www.francesdrost.com.

Sermon sample: "How To 'Dress' in Times of Stress" - a sample of teaching I did at a church in Mechanicsburg, PA in November 2009. Hear what I sound like as a speaker. : )

Song sample: Sample a song called: "The Hand of The Lord", a song from my latest project called "Inside Things".

What all does Frances do?: This section gives you an idea of what all you can book me for....music, speaking, concerts, leading worship, songwriting for special people, etc.


Direct download: InsideThings_Ep001a_09_12_01.mp3
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